TODAY IN AFRICAN HISTORY, THE ETHIOPIANS DEFEATED THE ITALIANS IN THE BATTLE OF ADWA UNDER THE RULING OF EMPEROR MENELIK II

Today, March 1, is the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in 1896. On this day an African army by Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia annihilated the Italian invaders of the Horn of Africa. It is one of the most significant single victories in modern times of African people over European aggression in Africa.

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